Gig Review: San Cisco - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London ✭✭✭✭

San Cisco
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London 

Review by Christina Benneworth

Thursday 2nd May – Australian band San Cisco come to London on their tour; supporting Darwin Deez, and take to the stage at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. San Cisco are a four piece Indie Pop band consisting of; Jordi Davieson (lead vocals & guitar), Josh Biondillo (guitar, keyboards & vocals), Nick Gardner (bass), Scarlett Stevens (drums & vocals).

San Cisco takes to the stage and go straight in to their first song, Golden Revolver. The second song is their new single Fred Astaire, which will be released through Columbia Records on May 6th. The song is taken from their forthcoming self-titled debut album, which is set for release on July 29th. Fred Astaire is a song about a guy not being good enough for your girlfriend, and her being able to have someone who can give her everything, and you not being that person.

San Cisco have great chemistry on stage together, the audience loved the easy breezy catchy beats from the beginning and clearly everyone was having a good time. Jordi has a great voice, an effortless voice that is clearly suited to this genre. I especially like it when Jordi the lead male vocalist and Scarlett; the drummer, sing together their voices complement each other so well.

San Cisco managed an 11 song set before Darwin Deez came to the stage. It was a great set, San Cisco didn’t perform like a support act, they performed like it was the headline show, once they get a bigger fan base I reckon their headline shows will be a massive success.

My personal favourites of the night were, Fred Astaire, Reckless, Stella, which is a song about rebelling against your parents. Awkward was another personal favourite; probably their most well-known song, and was the song to end their time on stage. This song shows off how well Jordi’s and Scarlett’s vocals work together, they complement one another so well. Most of their songs are about how bad they are at relationships, songs that will most liked by the younger generation, but the music can be enjoyed by all, just too catchy not to move around a bit.

I predict great things for San Cisco in 2013, after touring in America with The Vaccines and their debut album coming out in July, I’m sure people will start to hear more and more about this band from Australia. I wish San Cisco luck for the rest of the year.

4 stars ✭✭✭✭